Founded in 1256 by Alphonse de Poitiers, Count of Toulouse and brother of Saint Louis, the bastide town of Monflanquin has been classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France since 1989.
Overlooking the Haut Agenais and the Lède valley, Monflanquin is home to a magnificent central square lined with arcades.
Among the facades of this square the elegant house of the Black Prince, from the 14th century, pierced with geminated bays attracts the eyes ...
This medieval bastide is also home to a succession of "carrerots" (carretières), picturesque pedestrian streets topped with bridges, as well as a Gothic church.
Still in Monflanquin, you should not miss the Bastides Museum, a fun and interactive museographic space dedicated to the new medieval towns created in the south-west of France in the 13th and 14th centuries.
Also worth seeing is the church of Saint-André, the legacy of three successive churches, the Protestant Temple
The Place des Arcades has hosted a market every Thursday morning since 1256!
In July and August, a farmers' market is held on Thursday evenings.
On 15 August, the Medieval Market of Monflanquin brings back to life the times of the Middle Ages, mixing entertainment, shows, parades, market and medieval banquet.
Finally, you can visit Monflanquin in the company of "Janouille la Fripouille", a merry jester guide from the Middle Ages. And bastard son of Henri IV.
Tourist Office Cœur de Bastides
Place des Arcades,
Tel. : 05 53 36 40 19